Disappointment

Disappointment
(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Failure of expectation.
<- N
PARAG:Disappointment->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ disappointment
disappointment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ blighted hope
blighted hope
balk
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ blow
blow
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ slip 'twixt cup and lip
slip 'twixt cup and lip
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ nonfulfillment of one's hopes
nonfulfillment of one's hopes
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ sad disappointment
sad disappointment
bitter disappointment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ trick of fortune
trick of fortune
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ afterclap
afterclap
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ false expectation
false expectation
vain expectation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ miscalculation
miscalculation
&c. 481
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ fool's paradise
fool's paradise
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ much cry and little wool
much cry and little wool
PARAG:Disappointment->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be disappointed
be disappointed
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ look blank
look blank
look blue
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ look aghast
look aghast
stand aghast
&c.(wonder) 870
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ find to one's cost
find to one's cost
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth
laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ find one a false prophet
find one a false prophet
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ not realize one's hope
not realize one's hope
not realize one's expectation
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ disappoint
disappoint
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ crush one's hope
crush one's hope
dash one's hope
balk one's hope
disappoint one's hope
blight one's hope
falsify one's hope
defeat one's hope
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ balk
balk
jilt
bilk
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ play one false
play one false
play a trick
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ dash the cup from the lips
dash the cup from the lips
tantalize
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ dumfounder
dumfounder
PARAG:Disappointment->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ disappointed
disappointed
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ disconcerted
disconcerted
aghast
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ disgruntled
disgruntled
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ out of one's reckoning
out of one's reckoning

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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